Erzengel (9504) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2017
Bottle from my cellar. No. 69727. Smooth malty caramelly nose. The beer starts smooth and intense. Caramel, round fruity. Wood, quite sessionable. Easy to drink, fruity and yellow fruit over a dry body. Spab (4081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2017
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy rusty orange colour with small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, rye bread, spice, wood and a little dried fruit. Flavour has lots of sweet toffee, rye bread crust, wood, raisin, spice and herbs. Average plus body. Very nice sipper. tmrmwel (2275) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2017
Blade86 (1420) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle, beer#40 vintage 2012, 35316, five years after bottling. Pours hazy mahogany, with a big creamy head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is grassy hops with herbal and earthy notes, as well as roasted malts with bread, toffee, heather
Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with bread, toffee, honey, kandi and dark fruits, as well as earthy hops with herbal notes.
reddish amber, clear; medium, long-lasting off-white foam, nice lacing; sweet fruity caramel aroma with some woody notes; medium sweetness and bitterness; medium+ body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet slightly warming finish;
Overall: balanced, tasty and pleasant, very good daniele (9660) - ITALY - JUL 28, 2017
ambrato carico buona schiuma piuttosto persistente mandorla lieve ossidato caramello discreto corpo buona dolcenza ma bilanciata da un discreta luppolatura
BeerLieutenant38 (161) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 17, 2017
Deep amber colour with white head. Full caramel and fruit aroma. Flavour is rather sweet, with a strong alcohol presence and subtle bitterness. Full bodied with slightly sticky texture and long finish. Inbreak (6532) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2017
11.06.2017, 0,5l bottle (#13317) @ William K:The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, raisins, minerals, grass, alcohol, toffee, fruit stones, prunes, knekk, bark, hay, sour berries. Taste is slightly sweet mineraly, raisins, hay, minerals, fruit stones, caramel malts, grass, knekk, prunes, alcohol, toast, berry skin, toffee, leafs. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.
December 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. As ’Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2012’, 8.5%. Very dark orange or brown, translucent, foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is quite airy, toffee and bready malts. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is light toffee malts, apple, papery into the finish. Maybe tastes a little older than it is. (3.1) Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Part of a vertical tasting of vintage years 2008 through 2015, drank in January 2017. 2008 (bottle #127432) was rounded out to a solid caramel, with that lovely oxidation that makes vintage beers what they are. 2009 (#105287) suggested some tobacco and a luscious nose. 2010 (#094046) help up better than the 2011 (#108000), with better caramel flavors and some fizz; the later year was just flat and old tasting. 2012 (#125741) was clearly brighter in the nose, though losing some of its body, while the 2013 (#109909) was showing some signs of oxidation. 2014 (#141264) was equally bright with 2015 (#134049), and both were worthy bottles that I could have enjoyed had I just been sitting with the whole bottles. Thanks for my friends for joining me as I shared these bottles.